Friday, March 2, 2012
In January, NBC moved Whitney to Wednesday nights. Aside from the fact that Lily and Neal are apparently broken up for good, this was a very funny episode. The first scene nailed it.
Lily: I told you no one is allowed to say the n-word in this apartment.
Roxanne: Shouldn't no one say the n-word ever?
Whitney: Then we should probably stop singing Kanye West.
The "n" word is Neal. Lily's ex.
So they're broken up and Alex is kind of shocked about his relationship to Whitney in the meantime. They're strolling through the streets when they get mugged. A mugger points a gun at them and wants Whitney's purse and Alex's wallet. But Whitney turns and runs, leaving Alex there.
She tells Alex, later at the apartment, that's what you're supposed to do in a mugging. If you both run, the mugger can't shoot you both.
She's serious and can't believe Alex didn't run (and lost his cell phone and his wallet).
Alex reviews this with her. A tornado? Run. If there's an earthquake? Run.
Is there any situation in which she wouldn't run?
Whitney: I guess if I had a bomb strapped to me.
Alex is not thrilled that the only time she's not running from him is if she's wearing a bomb.
She tries to explain it and finally says, "I don't know, it's like I was raised by wolves." To which Alex replies, "No, it's not. Wolves stay in packs."
He's seriously worried about their relationship. He's fight, he says, and Whitney's flight.
Whitney insists, "We're a team. We're like Sonny & Cher!"
"Cher left Sonny and then Sonny died," Alex insist. "On a mountain, in an emergency."
It was funny. Fortunately, a squirrel comes in through the window at one point, Alex is scared and Whitney gets it out of the apartment, proving they are a great team.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"